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# inspection - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home
# Inspection
# Inspection

Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home

Dec 11th 2014, 6:54 PM 12,960 Views 16 Comments

Part of the report found conditions at the home to be “a significant denial of residents’ civil, legal and human rights.”

# inspection - Thursday 16 October, 2014

'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital
# Inspection
# Inspection

'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital

Oct 16th 2014, 10:17 PM 10,464 Views 11 Comments

A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.

# inspection - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre
# Inspection
# Inspection

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

Oct 8th 2014, 3:34 PM 6,028 Views 4 Comments

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes
# Inspection
# Inspection

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

Oct 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,179 Views 17 Comments

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# inspection - Thursday 12 June, 2014

North Korea's Kim censures weather service for 'incorrect' forecasts
# Inspection
# Inspection

North Korea's Kim censures weather service for 'incorrect' forecasts

Jun 12th 2014, 9:34 AM 13,717 Views 69 Comments

He said that accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters.

# inspection - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes
# HIQA
# HIQA

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes

Jun 11th 2014, 2:15 PM 8,439 Views 21 Comments

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

# inspection - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital
# Inspection
# Inspection

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital

Apr 26th 2014, 3:52 PM 14,414 Views 26 Comments

The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.

# inspection - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home
# Disability
# Disability

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:51 AM 8,395 Views 39 Comments

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

# inspection - Friday 20 December, 2013

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
# Hygiene
# Hygiene

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

Dec 20th 2013, 10:09 AM 15,148 Views 58 Comments

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

# inspection - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Oct 8th 2013, 3:15 PM 27,565 Views 23 Comments

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

# inspection - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Women 'needlessly strip-searched' in NI prison
# Prison
# Prison

Women 'needlessly strip-searched' in NI prison

Oct 1st 2013, 11:05 AM 8,372 Views 23 Comments

Prison inspection reports found that “lessons had not been fully learned from recent deaths in custody”.

# inspection - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Sep 4th 2013, 12:05 PM 8,346 Views 25 Comments

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

# inspection - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears
# Syria
# Syria

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears

Aug 27th 2013, 11:43 AM 3,708 Views 50 Comments

The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.

# inspection - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children

May 29th 2013, 7:47 AM 37,567 Views 247 Comments

The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.

# inspection - Monday 20 May, 2013

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

May 20th 2013, 4:01 PM 13,517 Views 29 Comments

HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.

# inspection - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

Mar 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,874 Views 16 Comments

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

# inspection - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

National inspection plan for septic tanks published
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

National inspection plan for septic tanks published

Feb 19th 2013, 5:14 PM 4,334 Views 29 Comments

Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.

# inspection - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012

Jan 8th 2013, 2:40 PM 4,566 Views 14 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will continue to take a zero tolerance policy to breaches of food safety legislation in 2013.

# inspection - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection

Jul 24th 2012, 10:41 AM 1,763 Views 12 Comments

Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.

# inspection - Friday 11 May, 2012

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
# Nazareth House
# Nazareth House

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

May 11th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,466 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

# inspection - Friday 27 April, 2012

Racing at Punchestown gets the green light
# Racing
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# Racing

Racing at Punchestown gets the green light

Apr 27th 2012, 9:16 AM 962 Views 6 Comments

As was done yesterday, officials checked conditions at 8am ahead of the fourth day of the Festival meeting.

# inspection - Monday 2 April, 2012

Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison
# Prison
# Prison

Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison

Apr 2nd 2012, 4:11 PM 5,517 Views 11 Comments

Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, said that an action plan has been prepared by the Irish Prison Service to implement the recommendations in the report.